Associate Professor Ward has utilised bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) to develop an accurate yet inexpensive tool for early detection of lymphedema, the accumulation of excessive amounts of protein-rich fluid resulting in swelling of one or more regions of the body, due to a mechanical failure of the lymphatic system.
Raise awareness of the tough challenges faced by actual breast cancer patients with lymphedema.
Dr. Stanley G. Rockson, Director, Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders, Stanford University, discusses issues related to early assessment of lymphedema and the clinical utility of bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS).
The medical devices developed by ImpediMed utilize bioimpedance technology. Bioimpedance involves applying a very mild electrical current to the body. As the current travels through the body it is resisted by the body.